How is the registry backup utility used in DRA? (NETIQKB73275)

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  • 17-Nov-2011
  • 17-Nov-2011


Directory & Resource Administrator 8.1 SP1
Directory & Resource Administrator 8.5x
Directory & Resource Administrator 8.6x


How is the registry backup utility used in DRA?

What is the purpose of the registry backup utility in DRA?

What is the DRARegRestore Utility?


The DRARegRestory Utility helps to resolve a possible issue with unexpected changes to the registry settings under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mission Critical Software\OnePoint\ when you install or uninstall Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) components or System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) components. DRA now performs a scheduled backup of the registry and stores the registry settings in a file under Program Files\NetIQ\DRA\BackupRegFiles. DRA maintains two backup files. If there is a change in the registry settings, you can use the DRARegRestore utility under the installation folder to restore the backed-up registry settings.

If you want to change the backup schedule, you need to change the registry settings in the BackupRegistry.Freq key under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mission Critical Software\OnePoint\Administration\Modules\ServerConfiguration\. In the BackupRegistry.Freq key, the default value is Weekly 6 00:00, where 6 indicates Saturday. You can change the day by using any number between and including 0 and 6, where 0 indicates Sunday. You need to use the 24-hour time format when specifying the time.


Some versions of Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) or System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) used to share the same registry structure as DRA. As a result, when MOM or SCOM was installed or uinstalled on a DRA server it can remove DRA Regsitry Keys.

Additional Information

Formerly known as NETIQKB73275

See: NETIQKB47391 for more information on how MOM overwrites DRA registry keys.